|Peder Christen Lærum Kaalstad||Narrator / Gesualdo|
|Maria Dale Johannessen||Early Voices|
|Peder Arnt Kløvrud||Early Voices|
|Mari Johanne Müller||Early Voices|
|Øystein Stensheim||Early Voices|
|Kristine Våge||Early Voices|
Don Carlo Gesualdo (1566 – 1613), Prince of Venosa and Count of Conzas, was one of the most fascinating composers of his time. Gesualdo's music was radical and still sounds intense and almost hauntingly beautiful.
His life was tragic, dramatic and marked by the murders he committed of his much older and adulterous wife and her lover. The murders, which took place over 400 years ago, are described in detail in witness statements and tell of a particularly cruel vindictiveness. Gesualdo was part of the nobility and therefore had immunity and eventually suffered greatly from depression after he remarried.